congratulations Sean, a fantastic achievement. John/Ursula Delaney. john delaney Désolé nous ne parlons pas Anglais, mais "congratulations" pour votre exploit et contents d'avoir été vos voisins a La Gomera début décembre 2009 Philippe et Francine de NACOUDA a la GOMERA Well done Sean, what determination you had on completeing yor nightmareish journey,it was a great pleasure in meeting you in Antigua and hearing about your battle across the Atlantic what a brave and courageous man you are also a credit to your Family.... All the best Bridget & Kevin Bridget & Kevin Pearce So delighted that you made it safely. Huge congrats....well done. You'll be wibbly-wobbly on land for a week! Sean and Aideen Killaloe Hello Sean, Just to say many congratulations on your achievement. I was there to witness your arrival, as I'd been sailing in ARW. It was an emotional moment for all those witnessing your arrival and I don't even know you! Congratulations again....amazing. Johanna Shaun, you really are a man of steel. Lookin forward to catching you at the prize giving. Tremendous! mike arnold Sean Job well done.!!!!Have enjoyed following your progress and monumental achievement. Good luck. Ian McGlade Congratulations Sean, a job well done.We are in awe at all the rowers achievements.Congratulations to you all.Also admiration of everyone involved on the organising teams.You all did an amazing job, with every competitor arriving safely. Brian King Cardiff Yacht Club,S. Wales. Brian King What an epic journey! It was a pleasure to meet you in La Gomera and I have watched you all the way. Well done Liz Scott (mighty bouche's Mum Liz Scott Comhgairdeas Sean, An maith go Deo. An gaisce deanta agat. Taimid an bhródúil gur as luimneach a Thainig Tu. go maireadh tu i bhfad. Frank Dennison Frank Dennison Abbeyfeale


Day 80

25 Mar 2010 15:46 GMT
The weather continues to provide the remaining crews with good rowing conditions, averaging 38nm each on day 80. However, the strong winds and waves can sometimes act as a double edged sword - while allowing the boat to pick up and move quickly, rowers can often be passengers to the ocean, meaning that they can easily lose ground to the north or south making the final approach tricky (as Yorkshire Challenger recently discovered). Crews will also often find water breaching the gunwales and creating a very moist atmosphere within the cabins - a problem almost all crews have struggled with throughout the race, which can dampen the spirits so close to the end.

Heritage Explorer is due to make land in just a couple of hours and complete their journey. With them will be Lenny, a fish that has swum with them for almost the entire race, while he has been a source of motivation, Woodvale are happy to report this will not be considered external assistance.

Brian and Ole on Boogie Woogie have been enjoying a very valuable product at sea - time. You can have all the money in the world, but when you're at sea in a tiny rowing boat, money will get you no where. Time on the other hand is vital. Ole gave Brian the gift of time, rowing for an additional 2 hours one day to allow his partner added time to rest his sores.

The winds continue to come from an easterly and east north easterly direction at about 15 knots for the coming days, except for a brief changing later this evening when they may come from the north with strength of 10 knots.

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